Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It finally happened

The day I have been (literally) dreaming of for over two years happened today. I was woken up from my nap by Jackson running into my room yelling "Mama!" Not only did he manage to get out of his crib but he also opened their bedroom door which I've never seen him do before.

I don't think I've ever mentioned it here before but since they were born I have had a dream (one of the ones that seems SO real) at least once a week that one of them is getting out of their crib. Except for the time that Maddie catapulted herself out of her crib and Jackson climbed INTO his crib (from a bench that is higher than the crib mattress) this is the first time it's happened.

I'm hoping that it was just a fluke and he won't remember that he did it. I'm just not ready for beds. I just don't see them staying in them. There was a period of time where they were really good about laying down to go to sleep with no crying. I could have imagined it then, but for the last 3 weeks or so we've been back to crying/jumping/screaming for about 10 minutes before settling into party mode which includes singing/jumping/screeching which lasts up to an hour. I just can't imagine what would happen during party mode if they weren't contained!



Eva said...

We haven't had to yet but some of my friends whose kids were climbers swear by crib tents. And they claim the kids like them and find them cozy. All the advice I've received from parents who transitioned to beds before age 3 is, wait as long as you can!

Lesley said...

Mine aren't climbers at all, but the crying, screaming, playing, "one mo, one mo" are in full force here as well.

I am keeping them in their cribs until they are 8. Wish me luck. =)